by Bernacchi, Louis
London: Hurst and Blackett 1901. First edition, first issue. 8vo. xvi, 348, [4, publisher's ads]. With two folding charts, folding panorama, and numerous illustrations in text, primarily reproductions of the author's own photographs. In publisher's blind-ruled green cloth, titles stamped in gilt to spine and front board. Rubbing to cloth (heaviest to front board), small chips at corners and edges, spine darkened and pulled; light foxing and offsetting to preliminary leaves, cracks at rear hinge and following South polar chart, small (approx. 1 inch) closed tear to Victoria land chart, a few small splits at folds of South Polar chart. Larchmont Yacht Club ex-libris to ffep. A Good copy of Bernacchi's renowned account of the Southern Cross Expedition, the first to spend a planned winter in Antarctica, in the notoriously fragile first-issue binding. [Rosove 35.A1; Taurus Collection 25] . Good. Hardcover .
(Inventory #: 36959)